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    Soccer: Reaction to sacking of Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho

    Following is reaction to the sacking of Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho, who was dismissed by the Premier League club on Tuesday. TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR MANAGER MAURICIO POCHETTINO "I feel so sorry because you know very well I have a very good relationship with him, so it's very sad news

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    Soccer: Another acrimonious exit for Mourinho in growing list

    Mourinho was sacked as Manchester United manager on Tuesday following a 3-1 defeat by arch-rivals and Premier League leaders Liverpool at the weekend, leaving the club in sixth place in the standings, 19 points off the top. Having made a name for himself by leading Porto to the Champions League crown

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    Soccer: Mourinho in danger of slipping off elite merry-go-round

    Until recently Mourinho was regarded as a master tactician and supreme motivator and with 20 major trophies as a manager, including two at United, a reliable provider of silverware. It is hard to imagine his name being in the mix with the likes of Massimiliano Allegri, Diego Simeone, Thomas Tuchel,

  • Soccer: Manchester United run out of patience and sack Mourinho after dire start
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    Soccer: Manchester United run out of patience and sack Mourinho after dire start

    The decision came as United laboured to their worst start for 28 years, playing dull, defensive football, with Mourinho cutting an ever-angrier figure after each setback, but Sunday's 3-1 defeat by Liverpool was one humiliation too far. After decades of being the biggest fish in the English soccer

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    Soccer: Pochettino bookmakers' hot favourite to take over at United

    Pochettino has been seen as a long-term target for United because of his preference for attacking football and nurturing young talent, neither of which has been much in evidence at the club since the departure of Alex Ferguson in 2013. With the Portuguese gone, United may make their move for the Spurs

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    Soccer: Pochettino says 'focused on Spurs' amid talk of Manchester United interest

    Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino said on Tuesday that he was committed to delivering results in his current job, in comments that may do little to quell speculation about him replacing the sacked Jose Mourinho at Manchester United. Pochettino has emerged as bookmakers' favorite to succeed

  • NBA roundup: Harden drops 47 vs. Jazz
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    NBA roundup: Harden drops 47 vs. Jazz

    James Harden carried the load down the stretch once again as the Houston Rockets extended their winning streak to four games with a 102-97 victory over the visiting Utah Jazz on Monday. Harden scored a game-high 47 points and contributed six rebounds, five assists and five steals as Houston (15-14)

  • With deal finally official, Ariza joins Wizards
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    With deal finally official, Ariza joins Wizards

    Trevor Ariza is officially a member of the Washington Wizards. An ill-fated, three-way trade involving the Memphis Grizzlies and Phoenix Suns fell apart on Friday before the Wizards and Phoenix Suns engaged to pull off the deal involving Kelly Oubre and Ariza, who passed his team physical in Washington

  • McVay: Peters must 'be better' after confronting fan
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    McVay: Peters must 'be better' after confronting fan

    Los Angeles cornerback Marcus Peters let frustration spill over during the Rams' 30-23 home loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday night, and coach Sean McVay said Monday that Peters knows "we've got to be better." In a video posted on social media after the contest, Peters is seen

  • NHL roundup: Jackets shut out Knights
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    NHL roundup: Jackets shut out Knights

    Sergei Bobrovsky had 28 saves to register his first shutout of the season, and Nick Foligno celebrated his 800th NHL game with the only goal of the game to lead the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 1-0 victory over the visiting Vegas Golden Knights on Monday night. It was the 25th career shutout for Bobrovsky

  • FLM All-32: Team-by-team NFL notes
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    FLM All-32: Team-by-team NFL notes

    AFC EAST Buffalo Bills: While his team sits at 5-9 and he continues to rely on young players who bring little fanfare, coach Sean McDermott actually believes such reliance is proof his plan is working. "It's really the type of culture we're trying to build where I can walk into the team

  • MLB notebook: Machado kicks off free-agent tour
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    MLB notebook: Machado kicks off free-agent tour

    Manny Machado plans to visit the New York Yankees and Philadelphia Phillies this week with additional teams lining up for weekend appointments. On Monday, Machado met with the Chicago White Sox and toured Guaranteed Rate Field. Machado's agent said his client will next be at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday

  • Yeareneder: New Tiger's still the man to watch, if not the man to beat
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    Yeareneder: New Tiger's still the man to watch, if not the man to beat

    Tiger Woods had gone more than five years without a victory when he rolled into Atlanta for the Tour Championship, the September season-ender on the PGA Tour that often ranks as one of the most boring events on the schedule. As the saying goes, Tiger doesn't just move the needle, he is the needle

  • Yeareneder: Djokovic back on top as old guard refuse to let go
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    Yeareneder: Djokovic back on top as old guard refuse to let go

    Serbian Djokovic, 31, needed elbow surgery in February to cure a problem that surfaced in 2017, but after some jarring defeats he returned to the kind of domination he achieved in 2015, winning Wimbledon and the U.S. Open. Roger Federer continued to hold back the clock as only he can by winning the

  • Yearender: Hamilton and Mercedes shift from fourth to fifth
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    Yearender: Hamilton and Mercedes shift from fourth to fifth

    Yes, the top three -- the 'Silver Arrows' along with Ferrari and Red Bull -- again won all the races, just as they have for the past five years. At the front, however, the fight for supremacy was far closer, with the outcome far from clear and Mercedes having to wait until the fourth race to

  • NBA notebook: Dolan reportedly open to selling Knicks
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    NBA notebook: Dolan reportedly open to selling Knicks

    James Dolan is selling the New York Liberty and the owner of the New York Knicks and Rangers would listen if bidders wanted to make a run at his NBA and NHL franchises. Dolan, 63, serves as chairman of Madison Square Garden and told ESPN of recent feelers from suitors for the Knicks' franchise exceeded

  • Surfing: Brazil's Medina wins second world title and Pipe Masters
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    Surfing: Brazil's Medina wins second world title and Pipe Masters

    Gabriel Medina won the men's World Surf League championship for the second time when he advanced to the final of the Billabong Pipe Masters in Oahu, Hawaii, then went on to clinch his first win of the event on Monday. The Brazilian, who was also world champion in 2014, ensured he would end the two-year

  • Reports: Astros agree to deal with OF Brantley
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    Reports: Astros agree to deal with OF Brantley

    The Houston Astros agreed to terms on a two-year, $32 million deal with outfielder Michael Brantley on Monday evening, according to multiple reports. The deal was not yet official but both sides agreed to the terms, Yahoo Sports' Jeff Passan reported. Brantley, 31, is a three-time All-Star who

  • NFL notebook: Foles to start again for Eagles
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    NFL notebook: Foles to start again for Eagles

    Nick Foles will make another start for the Philadelphia Eagles after leading a 30-23 upset of the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday night, coach Doug Pederson announced Monday. Carson Wentz remains out with a back injury but will not yet be placed on injured reserve, Pederson said of the Eagles' approach

  • Kings coach Joerger: 'No veiled shots' at his own front office
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    Kings coach Joerger: 'No veiled shots' at his own front office

    A day after he complimented Dallas Mavericks standout rookie Luka Doncic, Sacramento Kings coach Dave Joerger on Monday addressed the comments to clarify that he was not taking any shots at his own organization. Before the Kings' 120-113 road victory over the Mavs on Sunday, Joerger told the media

  • Will Cardinals bring back Wilks, Keim?
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    Will Cardinals bring back Wilks, Keim?

    Arizona Cardinals: Most first-year head coaches have plenty of job security, but many have questioned whether Steve Wilks will be back after the Cardinals fell to 3-11 with another blowout defeat on Sunday. CBS Sports reported Sunday that Wilks' job is in jeopardy, and the Arizona Republic said

  • Falcons face decision on RB Coleman
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    Falcons face decision on RB Coleman

    Atlanta Falcons: Tevin Coleman rushed for a career-best 145 yards in Sunday's win over the Arizona Cardinals to at least temporarily pump life into the team's sagging running game. Coleman's big outing boosted the Falcons out of the cellar of the NFL rankings -- they are now 31st at 90.7

  • Titans RB Henry passes Campbell's two-game mark
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    Titans RB Henry passes Campbell's two-game mark

    Houston Texans: Running back D'Onta Foreman could make his season debut when the Texans play the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. Foreman is 13 months removed from his last NFL carry after suffering a torn Achilles but has been progressing in practices. Another factor is that starter Lamar Miller

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    Simplified offense energizes Vikings

    Chicago Bears: A division title in hand doesn't mean Bears head coach Matt Nagy is ready to back off the accelerator. The Bears could still be as low as the No. 4 seed in the NFC depending on the results of the final two games. "Right now, we've got to win," Nagy said Monday.

  • Raiders' Gruden recalls Oakland Coliseum memories
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    Raiders' Gruden recalls Oakland Coliseum memories

    Denver Broncos: The Broncos (6-8) are officially out of playoff contention, but they still have a milestone to play for. The team hasn't had back-to-back losing seasons since 1971-72, a streak it would keep alive with wins over the Raiders and Chargers over the final two weeks. "Absolutely